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#Sound Bites: 13 July 2013: Hosts Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed; Kate Goetz; and Amanda Masondo with guests.
July 13, 2013 11:52 AM PDT
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One would think that Edith Venter is the ultimate social butterfly living the champagne lifestyle but Edward Chamberlain-Bell discovers that it's all work and no play because she's so consumed with her events management company, motivational speaking and her charities. She certainly lives up to the expectations she creates that you should expect the unexpected from www.edithunlimited.co.za.

Kate Goetz discovers more exquisite taste from Vanessa Simcock, who trained at Leith’s in London before establishing her exclusive, up market catering company that was started in July 1999 in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg to caters for everything from intimate dinner parties, corporate cocktail parties, weddings, birthdays and everything in between. www.exquisitetastes.co.za.

Jo Dick from Cheese Gourmet in Linden has been described as one of Johansburgs worthy food heroes- and it's true. She and husband, Brian, are hands-on in every aspect of their business, from sourcing all ingredients from small producers. Their deli range includes charcuterie, jams, pickles and over 120 cheeses but they also serve breakfast all day and present cooking classes. www.gourmetcheese.co.za.

Art lovers need to diarise Nathaniel Stern and Tegan Bristow's exciting new exhibition, Meaning Motion, at the Wits Art Museum between 12 June – 18 August 2013. These two highly innovative, interactive digital artists explore how we interact in our space and what are the implications and impact of that interaction. It's an experience that can only be explored at www.wits.ac.za/witsartmuseum.

Sound Bites brought to listeners by The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

#Sound Bites: 6 July 2013: with hosts Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed; Barbara Gillman and guests.
July 06, 2013 10:12 AM PDT
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Daria Higgins has worked in the events industry since 1997 where she began her career in London with the world’s largest conference and exhibitions organisation. She worked across Europe and the east coast of the US. Upon her return to South Africa she set up her own boutique agency that keeps a small core team with a pool of specialised project managers. True North Events conceptualised and produced events such as awards ceremonies, product launches, road shows. Since 2006 clients have included Discovery Holdings, Anglo American, Blue financial services, Renault, South African Breweries, Weber Wentzel Bowen, Sasol Gas, Ogilvy, Mutual and Federal, De Beers and Anglo American. www.truenorthevents.co.za

Wendy Carsten invite people to visit the Melville Koppies in Johannesburg. The nature reserve is also a city heritage site . It is the last conserved remnant of Johannesburg's ridges as they were before the discovery of gold in 1886. Its geology goes back three billion years. Stone tools show that Early Stone Age man camped here as long as 500 000 years ago. There is a Late Stone Age living floor. Within the last 1 000 years Iron Age immigrants arrived, and remains of their kraal walls can be found on the northern slopes. In 1963 an iron-smelting furnace was excavated and can be seen today. The vegetation of the Koppies is entirely indigenous and is a remarkable example of the richness of highveld grasses, flowers, and trees so close to a city centre. These ridges have looked like this for hundreds of years. http://www.mk.org.za

Voice Perfect's principal member, Barbara Gillman, is a highly experienced vocal teacher, radio presenter and a published poet. Her focus is teaching people how to find their perfect voice and to communicate more effectively. Voice Perfect will teach you to speak confidently, communicate more effectively and boost your presentation skills. Essential skills for everybody in their personal and professional capacity. Try Voice Perfect's exciting new team building concept. Every team building experience is personalised and totally unique and designed so that all attendees benefit from each others participation. www.voiceperfect.org.

Sound Bites brought to listeners by The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

#Sound Bites: 29 June 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed, Amanda Masondo and Laura McDermid with guests.
June 30, 2013 01:39 AM PDT
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#Sound Bites: 29 June 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed, Amanda Masondo and Laura McDermid with guests.

Edward Chamberlain-Bell discovers the perfect weekend retreat at the 4-star award winning Valley Lodge & Spa alongside the Magalies River where he enjoyed a weekend of hiking, canoeing and their private nature reserve. Fortunately, they cater for hearty appetites and discerning palates. Guests are free to use the spa's hydro facilities but Edward
recommends you try their alternative therapies too to restore body, mind & spirit. Guests, Laurence McGrath, General Manager, and Alessia Viljoen, Spa Manager, joined the Sound Bites at Radio Today Johannesburg to invite listeners to win their own weekend getaway worth R10,000 at www.valleylodge.co.za.

Sound Bites and the Food Cops celebrated liquid gold in Jozi with Fine Brandy Fusion at the Sandton Convention Centre where they met the man with the Midas touch, Guilhem Grosperrin, the son of Jean Grosperrin who founded their world class Cognacs. All Grosperrin's cognacs are very clean and pure, being bottled without any colour or additives and can
be used to create stunning cocktails- or enjoyed alone. Paul laCock imports Grosperrin's cognacs, which you can buy from specialist online liquor store www.aficionados.co.za.
Laura McDermid reminds us to find a healthy balance in what we eat and what we drink.

The best way to achieve health is to tap into nature’s resources which range from our most basic and essential need for oxygen, to the body’s most necessary fuel – nutrition. Modern agriculture, food production, storage, processing and cooking make it highly likely that many of us have one or more nutritional deficiencies which can lead to all sorts of health
challenges if not addressed appropriately. To get you on ther right track, Laura is offering some fantastic prizes for cardio & digestive health care at www.allabouthealth.co.za.

Sound Bites brought to listeners by The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Sound Bites with Edward Chamberlain-Bell 22 June 2013
June 24, 2013 09:58 AM PDT
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R50,000 prizes must be won on "Sound Bites with Edward Chamberlain-Bell" - brought to you by The Food Cops on Radio Today Johannesburg on 1485AM or DStv audio channel 869 every Saturday between 12-13PM tells you what to eat, where to go and who to know in Johannesburg and all around.

Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Chris Avant-Smith might not agree about their wines (or whines) but they both agree that www.clicohotel.com offers a superb fine dining experience with appropriate wine parings. Chef Raymond Kokota at Clico explains how to structure a five-course meal with great wine pairings.

Our intrepid roving reporter, Donovan Steyl, reviews highlights in Cape Town, including the Montagu Country Hotel, Van Loveren's Tangled Tree range of wines and The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Cape Town. www.webwin.co.za

Fine Brandy Fusion www.sabrandy.co.za reflects brandy’s refined and trendy side in ways you never thought possible. After rocking the Mother City in May, the ultimate luxury showcase of premium South African brandy envelops the Sandton Convention Centre from 26 – 28 June 2013. Win tickets at www.facebook.com/EdwardChamberlainBell

L-R in pic: Amanda Masondo, Chris Avant-Smith, Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Chef Raymond Kokota at Clico

#Sound Bites: 15 June 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed, Amanda Masondo and Kate Goetz with guests @localgrill @RandClub
June 18, 2013 04:05 AM PDT
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(L-R): Karien Van Emmenes (WhiskAway Ice Cream and Sorbet) Edward Chamberlain-Bell (Host); Steve Maresh (The Local Grill); Amanda Masondo (Host); Kate Goetz (Host) and David Williams (Rand Club).
Sound Bites brought to listeners by The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers.

Sound Bites with Edward Chamberlain-Bell believes that The Local Grill is reminiscent of the local butcher. Their menu is unadorned and the emphasis is on natural, "field to fork", wholesome and preservative-free ingredients. The beef is aged on the premises, and diners are informed of the length of the ageing process – via display on the blackboard. The beef is cut to order, rubbed (steaks are seasoned with a blend of freeze dried herbs and spices) and finally brushed with salted butter while grilling. This method allows for the perfect infusion of flavours between steak and rub. The main dishes are served with either shoestring fries, pap and braai relish or mash and beef jus. www.localgrill.co.za Kate Goetz & Edward Chamberlain-Bell have become rabid devotees.

Rand Club was different from many of the great clubs established abroad in the second half of the 19th century because of the turbulent social, political and financial background of Johannesburg. The fact is that Rand Club originated at the centre of what became the greatest gold field the world has ever seen, filled with a cosmopolitan and colourful population, people of all nationalities, all drawn to the Transvaal by the glamour of gold and the dreams of fortune. It goes without saying that Kate Goetz & Edward Chamberlain-Bell have become shameless devotees! www.randclub.co.za

WhiskAway Ice Cream and Sorbet discovered a love for making ice creams and sorbets. Their range of luxury, artisan products are all handmade, and free from artificial additives. Unique flavours, exclusivity and personal service are what WhiskAway is all about, as well as the desirable option of custom flavours on demand. Their products are available at the HazelFoodMarket every Saturday, PLUS they deliver directly. Edward raves about their strawberry & basil sorbet but complains he needs to go to extra gym classes and WhiskAway Anonymous because of www.facebook.com/WhiskAwayIC !!! Some people are never pleased but Edward says to try their Cashew&Caramel Ice Cream, Triple Chocolate Ice Cream, Honeycomb Cheesecake Ice Cream, Brownies&Cream Ice Cream and I-SCREAMOUTLOUD Ice Cream (Berries&Bubbly)- and expect seconds!!! www.facebook.com/WhiskAwayIC

#SoundBites / #TheFoodCops – 9 Jun 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed and Amanda Masondo with guests
June 14, 2013 03:28 AM PDT
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Barbara Gillman believes that Kurt and Klint Patterson are going to create a stir when they open their new restaurant, Stir, in Linden. Stir will offer a fusion of European and Mediterranean cuisine, with a twist of South African comfort food. The brothers say have a wealth of experience. For the past 15 year Kurt has been a chef in some of South Africa’s acclaimed restaurants, where his talent was acknowledged in newspapers and magazines, including TASTE and Prestige. Klint has managed some of Johannesburg' s most popular bars and restaurants. www.voiceperfect.org

May 2013 marks one year since NATIVE introduced their mobile report into the industry. It's been downloaded thousands of times by people from all around the world. Edward Chamberlain-Bell interviews Angus Robinson, NATIVE's director for Director: Mobile, Content, Community & Media, anout the digital revolution that becoming a consumer revolution because today brands are co-owned by consumers. An important tip for everyone engaged in online communities is to remain relevant by delivering shared value. Simply telling people about your products and services is no longer enough. You have to give them something in return. www.native.co.za

Laura McDermid responds to a listener's question about why there are so many contradictory opinions about which diet is the best for optimum health. Many people are quite happy indulging in an unhealthy diet but find they experience digestive discomfort when making the switch to a healthier lifestyle so they revert back to unhealthy eating habits. Laura explains the discomfort is short-lived and can be minimised by maintaining a healthy diet because the rewards are greater in the long run. www.allabouthealth.co.za

Sound Bites/The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

#SoundBites / #TheFoodCops – 1 Jun 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed and Amanda Masondo with guests @BalkanBurgerBar @WebwinZA
June 02, 2013 01:55 AM PDT
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1. The topics are markets and marketing. Open food markets are springing up everywhere, but it’s not so easy to get yourself started, so Edward Chamberlain-Bell got the inside scoop from Balkan Burger Bar and Simply Wild Sauces to find out how they got started, what obstacles they faced and what makes their products so unique and special.
Balkan Burger Bar is a family stall run only on Saturdays and Sundays, when the family mobilises on the weekend to serve the best Balkan styled burgers in town. Lidja & Bojan Ivanovic say their aim is to build their burgers on three principles: use only the best local ingredients, what looks good tastes good too and they believe that you make it like you’re
going to eat it yourself!

2. Simply Wild Sauces has been in development for the past 26 years, and you can taste it. They have a wide range of chillies, pestos, mayonnaises and chutneys that cater for every palate. Whatever you buy from Simply Wild Sauces, Edward says you’re guaranteed of a taste sensation that has true depth and flavour- turns out that Shaun, owner of Simply Wild Sauces is a self-trained chef.

3.WebWin is South Africa’s fastest growing free online competition website where you can win incredible prizes from skincare, cars and even over-seas holidays. WebWin’s owner, Donovan Steyl explains how listeners can win awesome prizes while businesses can take advantage of their site by hosting their own competitions. It’s a win-win situation!

Sound Bites/The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 169. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

#SoundcBites – 25 May 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed and Laura McDermid @LauraMcDermid with guests
May 27, 2013 05:30 AM PDT
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1. Edward Chamberlain-Bell understands precisely what Swad was voted the best Indian cuisine restaurant in The Star annual reader’s choice awards. So he and Laura McDermid chat to Swad’s owner, Suchitra Nagarajan, about the secrets of Indian cuisine. Suchitra advises that is one wants good “Indian” cuisine the rule of thumb is to choose a restaurant that concentrates on dishes from a few regions rather than one that tries to do it all.Their flagship restaurant is at Melrose Arch, with a second Swad restaurant now in the Killarney Mall- and they have an exciting new street food cafe called the Mumbai Masala in the same mall. www.swad.co.za.

2. Gauteng, are you ready for over 40 000 fresh oysters? The Oyster, Wine and Food Festival is back at Brightwater Commons for another record-breaking year. Judith Lee and Francois du Buisson advise us how to make the most of oysters and how to pair them with the perfect bubbly. The ninth annual Oyster, Wine and Food Festival is taking place on 1-2 June from 11:00 - 18:00 at The Brightwater Commons. This is Gauteng's largest Oyster Festival and promises to bring over 40 000 oysters, 30 gourmet food exhibitors and over 38 wine estates to tantalise your palette. All wines, will be found in the open-air Promotions Court at the centre. Wine glasses can be purchased for R25 at one of three entrances, affording visitors the opportunity for diverse and interesting tastings at the wine circles. Enjoy the heady mix of cheese platters, oysters and Methode Cap Classique over the weekend. www.brightwatercommons.co.za.

3.Stephan Welz is the longest practising fine art expert and auctioneer in South Africa with over 35 years of experience with Sotheby's in London, Amsterdam and South Africa. He has a vast knowledge of South African art and antiques making him the most respected "generalist" in these fields. He has presided over most of the major South African art and antique auctions and holds the most auction records. He joins us to tell us about the 30 contemporary South African artworks, which have been generously donated to the Wits Art Museum for auction for the WAM endowment program. Headline works include a major paintings donated by Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge and David Goldblatt. www.straussart.co.za.

4. Who better than Laura McDermid, nutritionist and cohost, to weigh in with a nutritional sound bite on the nutritional benefits of everything that spicy Indian food has to offer- and the secrets of oysters? www.allabouthealth.co.za.

Sound Bites/The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 169. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

@TheFoodCops – 18 May 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed and Laura McDermid @LauraMcDermid with Melanie Walker @TheBlondeBF ; Elrina van Schaardenburgh @CressetHouse
May 19, 2013 03:26 AM PDT
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1. The Food Cops are talking about growing your own herbs and vegetables, composting and going organic. First guest is Melanie Walker who has been working in the television and film industry, on both sides of the camera, and also on Radio Today. Want to know how to start growing your own vegetables & do something for the community? Melanie has the answer.

2. Cresset House does incredible work assisting people who are intellectually challenged. Part of their activities includes teaching their villagers abouts organic management of the land. With the benefit of so many years' experience, as well as the current skills of their qualified agronomist and their ongoing quest to continually advance their expertise in the organic arena- you can only learn something from them. Elrina van Schaardenburgh, CEO of Cresset House, tells us where they sell their excess produce to the public so you can also buy tasty, fresh produce. Edward Chamberlain-Bell met her at Fourways Farmers Market- where he likes to buy all his organic groceries. www.cresset.org.za/

3. Laura McDermid began her journey into complementary medicine because she decided to take her well-being into her own hands and made some radical decisions which would alter the course of her life forever. In 2005 she abandoned her career with a well-known pharmaceutical company to pursue her passion in alternative health- and today she made another radical decision: she joined The Food Cops as a co-host! www.allabouthealth.co.za/

The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 169. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

@TheFoodCops – 11 May 2013: Edward Chamberlain-Bell @thewordofed and Kate Goetz with @Justine_Drake @Fresh_Living @PicknPay
May 11, 2013 09:17 AM PDT
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1. Justine Drake, editor for Fresh Living magazine and director for South African Taste Festivals, explains how she produces Pick n Pay's in-house magazine because Edward Chamberlain-Bell needed to know how it evolved, what inspires their content and how much freedom Pick n Pay allows Justine to create it. Edward appreciates the fine balance Fresh Living has achieved between creating relevant content for consumers while subtly underscoring it as an extension of the Pick n Pay brand. If you're looking for inspiration for your next meal, Edward recommends turning to the 'Eat Your Art Out' feature.
2. Kate Goetz is planning for Mother's Day and her birthday so is shortlisting her options to make the most of both occasions. Both Kate and Edward are planning their diaries to attend Mystic India, The Local Grill and the Oyster, Wine & Food Festival at Brightwater Commons and Fourways Farmers Market - where Edward says he gets the best relishes and chutneys and from Shaun at Simply Wild Chillies.
The Food Cops is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 169. Stream: http://bit.ly/ZlO4VA and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

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